Robbert Dijkgraaf

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Addressing an audience at Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the occasion of receiving an honorary doctorate, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, spoke on the state of science today: “Simply put, we are moving to the next level. The previous century can be characterized as the search for the building blocks of reality....This century will explore the brave new world that can be constructed with these building blocks, in our labs and in our minds.”
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On March 10, 2019, Science Channel commemorated the one-year anniversary of the death of Stephen Hawking with a two-hour special titled "Einstein and Hawking: Unlocking the Universe." The program explores the groundbreaking scientific contributions of Hawking and founding Professor Albert Einstein from the...
Albert Einstein , IAS Founding Faculty member, and Stephen Hawking are two of the most influential scientific figures in recent history, contributing enormously to our current understanding of the universe. As the one-year anniversary of Hawking’s death approaches, the Science Channel will air a...
Robbert Dijkgraaf lectures at the podium
Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, has been selected to receive an honorary doctorate from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), to be presented on April 2, 2019. The university will confer seven honorary doctorates on this day...
Scientists are poised to unlock the quantum revolution, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, tells NBC News . “Everything from quantum computers to quantum materials holds the promise to redesign industry and influence our lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.”
"Quantum Questions Inspire New Math," a column for Quanta Magazine by Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf , has been selected for inclusion in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018 , edited by Mircea Pitici (Princeton University...
Dennis Overbye of the New York Times surveys the state of contemporary physics, highlighting a recent column by Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf for Quanta Magazine.
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In November, Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf joined a panel of Quanta Magazine writers and editors to discuss the biggest ideas in math and science presented in two new books: Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy .
Institute Director Robbert Dijkgraaf was honored to join Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for a meeting and dinner during a trip to Singapore following Dijkgraaf’s lecture at Nanyang Technological University, Institute of Advanced Studies as part of the “Richard Feynman at 100” centennial...
Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute, is recognized for profound insights at the interface between mathematics and physics—among them the Dijkgraaf-Witten classification of topological quantum field theories, produced with Charles Simonyi Professor Edward Witten —and for leadership as a science communicator.
Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf is a contributor to two math and science anthologies, each produced by Quanta Magazine and published by MIT Press . The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math...
“Our whole education is a process of confrontation between our imagination and the reality of established facts,” Institute Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf tells the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. “I think the greatest scientists have such an intense curiosity that they’re not discouraged by the current practice of the field and they push the boundaries of knowledge.”